The Test-drive Boost process is in two stages:
The idea is to make applying for a job active, fun and informative. Choosing where you work is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. The more you know about a job, the better your decision. This way you get to try us out before you sign on the dotted line.
For Boost, it’s a chance to learn more about you and how you work with others. It lets our whole team have a say in who we work with. And it will help us build a team who share the same purpose and values.
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The collaborative hiring evening runs after work, usually from around 6.00pm to 8.00pm.
It’s your chance to meet the team and find out how we work by taking part in a series of collaborative activities.
Paired collaborative activities
For each of the three exercises, you’ll pair up with another candidate at random. They may be a developer, a designer, an Agile coach or up for any other role we’re recruiting for.
You’ll join a Booster at a table and they’ll give you written instructions for the first of your three exercises. The Booster will just be an observer and won’t take part.
You’ll get 20 minutes to complete each exercise, with a break in between.
At Boost we measure success as a team rather than as individuals. Your goal will be to support your partner to succeed. Their success is your success.
The Boost team will then get together to collectively choose who we invite back for a working interview.
If you’re selected for a working interview, you’ll spend a day at Boost. This will give you a better picture of what it’s like to work here. And it gives us a better picture of what it’s like to work with you.
Here’s how Daniela, one of our developers, found the experience:
“After I came to the group evening I thought, that’s really cool,” she says. “I felt aligned with the values and it was so much fun. I really like working with other people, so doing those group activities was awesome. And the pizza was a bonus.
“Then I came back for the working interview. I told all my friends that I had such a good day, I’ll be so disappointed if I don’t get that role. But obviously I made it!
“I’d interviewed for another job, and they were going to offer me the role, but I had no clue what my day-to-day would look like. It was cool coming in and being able to see everything, do some work and interact with people.”
Here’s what other test-drivers had to say:
It’s both in line with our purpose and values, and it helps us hire people who share this vision.
Our purpose is to support others to create a positive and lasting impact. That means we want to hire people who get a kick out of collaborating to create a better world.
As an Agile shop, we measure progress by putting working software through its paces. In the same way, we pick employees by watching them work.
Because happiness and productivity go hand in hand, we want to be New Zealand’s happiest workplace. And that means we have to make sure you’ll be happy here. So, as a freedom-centred democratic workplace, we’ve empowered the whole team to design and run the Test-drive Boost process. This way, both Boost and everyone wanting to work here have the chance to see each other in action.